Inductee Jay-Z speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
Jay-Z Remixes “Empire State of Mind” With Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron Vocals
Following his celebration concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris on Friday, Jay-Z released a remixed version of “Empire State of Mind” with late poet and vocalist Gil Scott-Heron.
JAY-Z has released new music with late spoken word poet and jazz vocalist Gil Scott-Heron. On Sunday (April 16), the Brooklynite dropped a remixed version of his 2009 hit “Empire State of Mind,” combined with Scott-Heron’s 2011 classic “New York is Killing Me.” The latter song appeared on Scott-Heron’s 2011 comeback album We’re New Here.
Titled “New York (Concept de Paris)” the song follows Hov’s special engagement at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris on Friday (April 14). The performance was in support of the Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands exhibition, also sponsored by Tiffany & Co.